The Monroe County Planning and Environmental Resources Department is to foster sustainable, quality development in the county while conserving and promoting stewardship of the county's fragile environment and the unique character of its diverse island communities.
The Monroe County Planning & Environmental Resources Department is responsible for the administration of the adopted Monroe County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations. The Department processes amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations. Additionally, the department reviews development proposals for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations, including environmental compliance. The functions of this department are implemented by the following offices:
The Planning & Environmental Resources Department is currently working on an update to the Comprehensive Plan update and is working with Monroe County communities to prepare Livable Communikeys Master Plan. The Overseas Heritage Trail, scenic highways, and Historic Preservation are additional department projects.